This gigantic sequoia tree is so special that it has a nickname.
It’s called “The President.” Probably because it stands at 247 feet tall, measures at 45,000 cubic feet in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old.
The trunk is 27 feet wide and the branches hold 2 billion needles – more than any other tree on the planet.
The tree grows at such a rapid rate that it adds roughly one cubic meter of wood per year, making it the fastest growing tree in the world.
The tree had never been photographed in its entirety before… until now.
“The President” is located in the Sierra Nevadas of California.
After 32 days and 126 separate photos made in a joint effort by National Geographic and scientists from the park, we can present to you this breathtaking photo of The President.
It’s crazy to think that this tree has been alive for almost half of recorded history. All those things that have been and gone during that time, but “The President” is still standing tall.
Learn more about this photo and the tree by watching the video below.